Pope Francis Calls Islam a Friend While Attacking Fundamentalism as a Sickness


On a return flight from Africa back to Rome on November 30 2015, Pope Francis answered questions from reporters. In response to a question about fundamentalism and the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, he made some very disturbing remarks.

The following provides the transcript of one of the questions followed by his answer.

Philippine De Saint-Pierre, KTO (France): “Holiness, good afternoon, you paid homage to the platform created by the archbishop, the imam and the pastor of Bangui. Today more than ever, we know that fundamentalism threatens the entire planet. We also saw this in Paris. Before this danger, do you think that religious leaders should intervene more in the political field? (Pope Francis asks for clarification) …the religious dignitaries, bishops and imams?”

Pope Francis: “To intervene in the political field. If that means to make politics, no. Whoever is a priest, pastor, imam, rabbi, this is his vocation, but they make a live politics by preaching values. True values. And one of the greatest values is the fraternity among us. We are all children of God. We have the same father. In this sense, we have to make politics of unity, reconciliation. A word that I don’t like, but I have to use it is ‘tolerance.’ But, not only tolerance, co-existence, friendship. That’s how it is. Fundamentalism is a sickness that exists in all religions. We Catholics have some, not just some, so many, who believe they have the absolute truth and they move forward with calumnies, with defamation and they hurt (people), they hurt. And, I say this because it’s my Church, also us, all of us. It must be combatted. Religious fundamentalism isn’t religious. Why? Because God is lacking. It’s idolatrous, as money is idolatrous. Making politics in the sense of convincing these people who have this tendency is a politics that we religious leaders must make, but fundamentalism that ends up always in tragedy or in crime, in a bad thing comes about in all religions a little bit.” (Source: CNA)

In the context of being asked specifically about the imam and the recent Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, the Pope should have identified the true source of the problem, which is the Quran and the imams instructing Muslims to murder all non-Muslims or force them into submission by the sword and by beheading. Here are few verses from the Quran as examples of what he could have quoted:

Believers! Make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Let them find harshness in you. (another source: ) Ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers. (Quran 9:123)

O Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites. Be harsh with them. Their ultimate abode is hell, a hapless journey’s end. (Quran 9:73)

Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another.  (Quran 48:29)

Prophet! Make war on the unbelievers and the hypocrites and deal sternly with them. Hell shall be their home, evil their fate. (Quran 66:9)

The followers of Islam are only doing what they are instructed to do, but there was no mention of any of that. Instead, he did the exact opposite, acting like there is no difference between Islam and Christianity, even claiming, “We are all children of God. We have the same father.”

Shouldn’t the leader of the Catholic Church know better than to claim we are all children of God? This statement contradicts many scriptures, including these:

“For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14)

“He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36)

“We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)

Shouldn’t the Catholic Church hold their leader accountable for stating such nonsense? Yet, I saw no mention of any concerns raised in the news reports posted on the CatholicNewsAgency.com.

Then he claimed Christians and Muslims have the same father, which is another lie. The one true God, whose name is Jehovah, the I AM, is not the same as Allah, which is a demonic spirit operating under the guise of religion while seeking world domination through brutal murder of innocent people. Anyone who would claim these two are the same does not know God.

Pope Francis stated, “In this sense, we have to make politics of unity, reconciliation.”

By saying this he compromised true faith in God by joining it together in unity with Islam. He is on a mission to unite the world together under one religion and is willing to betray God to achieve his goal. This is the role of the false prophet described in Revelation 13, who comes during the end-times. Pope Francis has been aggressively pursuing this mission since the first day he took office on March 13, 2013. See my previous post, Pope Francis Taking Unprecedented Actions to Unite World Religions.

According to him, it is not enough to tolerate Islam. He says, “But, not only tolerance, co-existence, friendship.” So instead of standing up to expose it for what it is, a spirit from hell, he wants us to become friends with it. According to the Bible, anyone who seeks friendship with the world is an enemy of God.

You adulteresses, do you not know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? Therefore, whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. (James 4:4)

After letting Islam off the hook for the Paris attacks and calling on Christians to join in unity with Islam, he then turns the attack on fundamentalism calling it “a sickness that exists in all religions.” Amazingly, he makes no mention of Islamic fundamentalism, even though the Paris attacks and every other terrorist attack have all come from Islamic fundamentalists while no attacks have come from anyone else. According to Pope Francis, the real problem are those “who believe they have the absolute truth”. Here he specifically called out Catholic fundamentalists.

So Islam gets a free pass while those who believe they have the absolute truth are the real problem, the real sickos. He says, “It must be combatted.”

So just like that Islam becomes our friend while anyone who believes they have the absolute truth becomes our enemy who must be combatted. Can we see where this is going? He is leading us to the persecution and widespread slaughter of Christians, which the Bible tells us is going to happen when the fifth seal is broken during the coming tribulation.

9 When the Lamb broke the fifth seal, I saw underneath the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God, and because of the testimony which they had maintained;
10 and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
11 And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also. (Revelation 6:9-11)

Jesus said it this way, “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.” (Matthew 24:9)

We are witnessing the spirit of antichrist rising to greater power each day. As this spirit unites the world under the formation of one religion, Islam will be joined together with a watered down version of something that once resembled Christianity, but without any life or power of God in it. Pope Francis is now leading this crusade with comments just like the ones quoted above.

This new religion is just one crisis away from being officially birthed. When that happens, the one whom the Bible calls the false prophet will become the head of it. He will eventually make everyone on earth worship the first beast and will even perform great signs, such as making fire come down out of heaven to deceive people into believing God is with him. (Revelation 13:12-14)

We are now moving rapidly towards the fulfillment of these ancient prophecies. Pope Francis appears to be either the forerunner to the false prophet or perhaps he is the man. Either way, he is a very dangerous wolf in sheep’s clothing. He claims to represent Christ, but he speaks by the spirit of antichrist. He has two horns like a lamb, but he speaks like a dragon (Revelation 13:11).

The scheme of the evil one is for the false prophet to lead multitudes to their eternal destruction, but we still have time to snatch some from his grasp by exposing his lies, praying, and warning people not to follow him.

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James Bailey

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August 22, 2016 9:54 PM

Pope is just a man.
He can not hear from God or he would not have people bowing to him, we should only bow to Jesus!!!
He insults my Lord and Master.

Linda Hasche
December 9, 2015 12:33 PM

James . . . this pope is another that gives me the shudders . . the demonic forces in him are many. I’ll say something else here that will stretch many: I don’t think this vatican entity is fully human, just like the entity in the White House is not fully human.

December 10, 2015 3:10 PM

Earlier this year there was much speculation over the 9-23-2015 date, then when that day came and went and there was no major event, day people looked at the signs as being false or misunderstood warnings, however that is the date the Bishop of Rome and the demonic entity known as Obama met. I do not want to speculate on the contents of that meeting, I do not believe that their agenda or that meeting was benign, to say the least.

December 9, 2015 1:04 PM

I believe you, Linda. I certainly respect your discernment levels, as is evidenced both here and on your blog.

December 9, 2015 8:23 AM

I know of many Catholics who are not pleased with the Pope or his statements, so don’t think that they are not paying attention. Catholics are not called to worship the pope bc of his place in the Catholic Church, just as Americans do not have to agree or like the statements of Obama bc he is president.

December 11, 2015 12:03 PM

Tom is not mocking. He is stating a difference of opinion. How do you know he hasn’t prayed?

December 11, 2015 12:05 AM

Pope Francis is not a false prophet, this seems so obvious to me. Moreover, do you know who the Antichrist truly is? For sure not Obama, even if he’s taken real saddening decisions. But I’m even more sad to know that so many have identified the Antichrist in Obama, when he’s only a “puppet” of the bigger powers. So, when the real Antichrist will emerge, will you be able to really recognize it? I truly hope so!

If you want to know the truth behind the Year of Mercy proposed by Pope Francis, have a read here:


Time is short!

Linda Hasche
December 11, 2015 6:37 AM

Tom, bless your heart, it’s difficult for most Christians to believe what the Holy Spirit has shared with some of us. It’s also quite sad when people don’t take what we share to the LORD in prayer; it’s much easier to say “that’s not true”, than to consider the possibility we are speaking the truth. None of us who have been given the revelation about obama as the anti-Christ are making this up, nor do we “enjoy” the mocking/cricitising/rebuking from those who have not taken what we are strongly prompted to share. . . to the LORD in prayer. We have to share this revelation anyway, in obedience to the LORD. We have done our job in warning. It’s up to people to ask the LORD: “is this true?”

Michael G.
Michael G.
December 10, 2015 10:17 PM

You know what’s ironic about this statement by the Pope? Pope Francis believes he has the absolute truth, and he’s defaming true believers in Jesus. He fits his own definition of a Catholic Fundamentalist.

Genuine ‘fundamentalist’ Christians are people who revere Yahweh and who give Him more than lip service. They believe in loving God and loving their neighbors, and are not prone to violence. When they get to heaven, they will praise God for all eternity because of His Love, Goodness, Mercy and Grace.

Fundamentalist Muslims are people who enjoy wreaking chaos and who would happily murder a million other human beings if they could do so. They are motivated by a desire to fulfill their lusts, both on earth and in the afterlife. When they get to paradise, they expect to spend eternity in drunken orgies (satisfying themselves, with no thought for Allah); but instead they will find themselves in eternal torment for their failure to accept the blood of Jesus as payment for their sins.

December 10, 2015 6:44 PM

Here is a link to info. about “Chrislam.” I’m sure that there are many more. Beware of this DECEPTION!

Dave W.
Dave W.
December 10, 2015 11:39 AM

It’s obvious the Pope is not born again,in an earlier statement he called Muslims brothers and sisters(during the Mecca accident) generalizing the two religions’ contrary to what JESUS said in Matthew 12:48 ‘But Jesus answered the one who was telling Him and said “w ho is my mother and who are My brothers?”

December 10, 2015 11:55 AM

The deceptive false merging of the two religions has a name: CRISLAM.

December 10, 2015 7:54 PM

Correction: I believe that Chrislam is a combination of Christianity and Islam.
I don’t think it’s just limited to Catholic and Islam.

Karen Sue
Karen Sue
December 10, 2015 5:47 PM


What I am wondering is, what is birthed out of these two religious spirits merging, so to speak? Will it bring forth something so otherworldly, and startling that many will just be astounded and follow after it?

Will it so mesmerize and charm the people that they seek to ‘join’ it? And what will it’s mark be…like the freemasonry logo type thing, flying their symbol of belonging, like flags, while being ritualized and then ever lost? Will it be something so tempting that people will want to partake of it’s fruit? Will that literally be part of this…partaking…and could that be when the Catholic Church no longer is what it is now, but manifesting into something else, absorbing everything into itself, including Islam that it uses now? Could it be the literal unholy practice of unholy communion? Not to be mistaken with the Lord’s Supper. Wouldn’t that be something that most people would want to receive in a mass? And what if the mark comes in this way, somehow? What if at that point the RC Church is no longer, but only a shell to be used by the next priesthood?

1 Corinthians 10: 20-22
But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. 21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils. 22Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

December 10, 2015 6:34 PM

Karen Sue,
You pose very good points and questions. It should cause everyone to take heed and beware of this DECEPTION. This unholy combination is formed in the name of “love and unity.” That, indeed, is deception, too.

Christina January
christina january
December 9, 2015 8:43 PM

Jesus said, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35

August 22, 2016 9:58 PM

We do love so we tell the truth in love, call no man father or your holiness, he is a sinner like everyone else only Jesus is without sin.

Peggy A.
August 22, 2016 10:52 PM

I agree with you 100%.
Blessings to you.

Mark Shipowick
Mark Shipowick
December 9, 2015 8:03 PM

Here’s part of Julie Whedbee’s blog/word from March 19, 2013.

“Matthew 7:15 (KJV) Beware of wolves in sheep’s clothing. There are many
powerful leaders around the world working together, and they are operating
with total deception. Their words and deeds are not based in the truth of My
Word, and so many are being led astray.. . Pay attention. Much is occurring and for the
sake of My elect and faithful, these days will be shortened, but you must focus
on Me now!”
Complete systems are crumbling as I told you they would. Pay close attention
to Israel and what is taking place there, as well as the new, powerful influence
from Rome. Remember, all is not as it seems. Do not be led astray by promises
of safety and comfort, and prosperity. Your only refuge is in Me.”